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Braga invests $20 million to convert former Lactogal into business center

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Braga invests $20 million to convert former Lactogal into business center

Braga-based real estate investment company Castro Group will transform the former Lactogal factory located in Matosinhos, Porto district, into an 18,000 square meter business center, as announced today. Second That business magazine, is an investment of 20 million euros.

The Braga group said in a statement that the new complex already has a name – SPARK – Smart Park Matosinhos, which reflects the concept idealized for this project: a smarter building focused on the people who occupy it – “smart buildings” – and which, in the same time, associated with the planet.

The competition was attended by six national architectural firms, the winner of which was Paulo Merlini Architects. Guided by the motto “We are more”, this office is known for developing projects that “give people the right incentives, positively influencing their homeostatic levels.”

Photo: shots from the stage of the competition

The idea competition, notes Castro Group, was aimed at finding the best architectural solution to adapt existing buildings to new uses for offices and services while maintaining their industrial architecture.

“In this competition, we had high-quality proposals, among which the project presented by Paulo Merlini stands out because it is in line with the values ​​of the Group, and projects in which we want to make our mark,” says Paulo Castro, CEO of Castro Group.

“We also highlight the quality of the intervention proposal, in which the restoration of the existing one was privileged and the new construction looked harmonious. The selected office was able to present an approach that emphasizes concern for the idealization of spaces that combine the quality of work with the quality of life and well-being of its users. At the same time, they found in nature a motto to improve and dynamize the surrounding space through the creation of spaces open to the community and services that create a fluid and synergistic environment between interior and exterior,” he adds.

The current state of the plant. Photo: DR

The current state of the plant. Photo: DR

The current state of the plant. Photo: DR

The current state of the plant. Photo: DR

For his part, Paulo Merlini, CEO and founder of the winning office, states that “From the first visit to the building, it was immediately clear that any intervention should maintain and ideally enhance the energy of the pre-existing building, from what was once a symbol region”.

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He adds: “It became one of the main prerequisites for the whole project. Although one of the principles of the competition was to double the building area of ​​the original, we tried to make our intervention as less invasive as possible by highlighting this sleeping giant. We have developed a solution that, on the one hand, seeks to emphasize the presence of the original building, and on the other hand, seeks to become an expression of what we think the office of the future, post-pandemic reality should be like. A space that responds to biological needs rooted in our genome, a building that expresses itself in a new fusion of home and office.”

In this new proposal, the connection between indoor spaces (offices of the future) and outdoor spaces (green spaces and open to the community) is present at the meeting point of people, ideas, business, architecture and nature.

Laktogal began construction in 1964 and was completed in 1967. The plant was used for the production and storage of milk and was taken out of production in 2009.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

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Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

Read also: We already know when the Bugatti Centodieci fell into the hands of Ronaldo.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”

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The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

Read also: Dual-fuel Dacia Jogger Eco-G. We tried 5 seater and LPG…

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios

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Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.


Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

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high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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